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Creating a distaste for the law

A News.com reader asks: Is the law by us and for us, or is it just the stick corporations wield?

 

  
Creating a distaste for the law

In response to the Aug. 20 column by Doug Isenberg, "Legal side effects of Internet jurisdiction":

I don't know. A lot of "let's tame the Web" types are excited over this, but how will they feel when GM is sued in Iran for salacious advertising on the Internet? The arrest of Sklyarov for acts legal in his own country suggests retaliation might be likely.

Personally, the effect is to create a distaste for the law and a willingness to ignore it whenever possible. I realize this is dangerous, but I don't know what to think. Is the law by us and for us, or is it just the stick corporations wield? They've packed the courts with their precious Federalist Society, and we are all going to pay for it, it seems.

Well, if they no longer care if we respect the law, I guess I can predict the results. Funny they can't.

Jim Flynn
Sunnyvale, Calif.